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New CB Bass/Bordwell on order!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jacochops, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Hey all!
    I've been in China for the past year, and haven't had a custom build done in at least a year and a half, so I spoke with Cliff, and we're going to build a WILD bass together! Here it is:

    4 string deluxe

    SCB shape

    33 1/2" scale (like an F bass, but in the opposite direction. Mike Browne did this for me...WOW! What a difference! :) )

    alder or walnut body TBD

    hard ash back

    black veneer lines on top and back

    CRAZY circus-red dyed "maple burl top #69" from his available tops page...maybe enhanced grain? (stained, then sand off, then re-stain to make the burl "pop"? matched head, of course.

    maple highlights EVERYWHERE...clean, bright quartersawn maple pickup covers, maple F-Bass-style knobs, maybe?

    Bloodwood accents in the neck heel

    Stacked humbucking Nord J SE's.

    Exposed poles under quarter-sawn maple pickup covers

    Chrome Hipshot hardware, tuners included...

    3 band pre...HOT output. Probably Pope, wired up V/V/Passive T/T/M/B, active/passive switch, and a kill (ground) switch

    Face-mount output jack

    Very hard, clean rosewood board with bright clean large Smith-sized maple face dots.

    small vintage frets with a super rounded over fingerboard edge...like Dunlop 6230 or banjo frets from Stew-Mac

    1 1/2 at nut

    J bass neck shape....FAST!!!!

    This should be WILD! Going to be my last build for a while. So, this one should be pretty special! Bright red/ clean maple, chocolatey warm rosewood...hoping it is going to be a special one!
  2. Sounds like a cool bass. I really like cliff's work. Your bass collection is also pretty impressive :)

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